Interesting Animal Facts

 

 

  1. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
  2. Polar Bears can smell a human being from 20 miles away.
  3. Elephants are the only animals that cannot jump.
  4. Starfish haven't got brains.
  5. It's possible to lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.
  6. Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.
  7. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
  8. A blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.
  9. A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
  10. A cockroach will live nine days without its head, before it dies of starvation.
  11. Butterflies taste with their feet.
  12. Tarantulas can go for up to two years without eating.
  13. Anteaters can stick their tongue out up to 160 times a minute.
  14. Mother tarantulas kill 99 per cent of the babies they hatch.
  15. Bats always turn left when leaving a cave.
  16. The house fly hums in the middle octave key of F.
  17. Flamingoes can eat only with their heads upside down.
  18. Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
  19. Pigeons are the only birds that can drink water without having to raise their heads to swallow.
  20. A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
  21. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  22. Ants can survive for two weeks underwater and they always fall onto their right side when intoxicated.

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